Sr. Product/Test/Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – February 2, 2016
Great benefits and work environment but lousy management at the local sites. Huge discrimination environment hidden and controlled by certain individuals in the management position. advancement based on who do you know and not what do you know.
Medical Assembly (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – January 26, 2016
Everyone is kind and helpful. Hardest part is understanding the making of an equipment. Enjoyable part of the job is getting to know everyone even from different department and going on picnics when there is time.
Operator (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – January 21, 2016
St. Jude Medical is culturally accepting and works to keep every culture and race equal and free of discrimination. Work included gowning up before entering clean rooms to operate machinery and inspect products. Co-workers tend to gossip but are generally nice if you are nice in retrospect.
Sr. Service Desk Technician (Current Employee) – Minnetonka, MN – January 20, 2016
I work closely with individuals from all different IT and application teams. Users are friendly when I need to call and help these users work and troubleshoot through there problems. Management is always fare and works together to get things done.
Free lunches, work hard to make sure I was taken care of
R&D Engineer (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – January 20, 2016
Years ago, SJM was a pretty decent place to work. The medical benefits are by far the best part of working there and what helps compensate for the lack of competitiveness in wages. Management has unrealistic expectations for progress and when things don't go the way they want despite their part in the failure or delay of a project they get rid of a bunch of people and disguise it as a layoff. SJM has become extremely top heavy and has become a every man for himself company culture. This is a far cry from the way it use to be when we felt like the company genuinely cared about the success of each individual employee. Now you are just a number and everyone is replaceable. Management make sure everyone knows and understands this now. There is no loyalty to employees who have stayed loyal to SJM. There is no longer any appreciation of employees or respect of the work-life boundary.
The only bright spot is that there are still (less now after that latest layoff at the end of 2015) that are brilliant to work with. If they keep going the way that is has though, eventually there will be no one left with any level of knowledge to develop the products that they strive to produce.
Great medical benefits and great people in the trenches
Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – December 28, 2015
This company is filled with people who care and want to make a difference in the field of pain management. One of the best companies I've been employed, simply because of the caliber of people with whom I interacted from within the company. Too many levels of management; a good portion of middle management don't take the time to get to know their employees or what work they perform. Pay was good, benefits comparable to other companies. Many hours expected, with results expected at an unattainable level. Turnover is high.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GROUP LEAD (Former Employee) – Burlington, MA – December 11, 2015
When it was Thoratec the company was a good place to work for and the work/life balance were good. With the takeover by St. Jude Medical it went the other way. That was pretty much expected with the purchase, but it's still hard to live with.
What makes St Jude Medical a great place to work is the feeling of knowing that you have helped save a life with the products that we manufacture. On all of the walls there are picture of the people and their story's that we saved their life and every month in our production team meetings management shares with the employees videos of the people that we made a difference to their life. This helps let the employees know that what they do has a great impact in the world around them. The great part is how management want to hear what we think and its not about the quantity its all about the quality.
Leader (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – November 16, 2015
My current job is ensure all operators following procedure and make sure high quality. I'm doing investigate with engineer when we had quality issue. During 4years work as a lead, I can learn Lean Manufactoring. Love to have more challenge at work I'm normally working with supervisor to do discipline operators, that's the most hard time I need to deal with
Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 9, 2015
Company has great products and moving in the right direction. Sales force is left alone to focus on moving market share. Career advancement is very difficult. Work Life balance is not great normally day is 12 plus hours.